ORIGINS

Soul, Funk, Reggae, Dub and Island Culture by the beach.... ​

Minjerribah (Straddie) is undoubtedly one of the most stunning places in Australia, with miles of pristine surfing and swimming beaches, abundant wildlife and the perfect place to hold a music festival. ​

 

The festival was founded in 2006 by Morgyn Quinn (Director of Kuranda Roots Festival and underground music label Rudekat Records) in collaboration with Quandamooka song-man Josh Walker, artist Lisa Iselin, and Co-directors Libby Kilby, Ali Donnellan, Nikki Michail and Jess Latham. Island Vibe was soon able to expand on its environmental and cultural ideals to create a world-class music and arts eco-festival. Every year much care is taken to make Island Vibe one of the most hospitable and best-loved outdoor events in Australia and to keep our environmental footprint as low as possible. ​

The current team are a posse of battle-hardened event pros you may recognise from working on such events as Woodford Folk Festival, Bluesfest, Earth Frequency Festival, Splendour and Kuranda Roots among many others...

Prahlada Cave - Event Manager & Site Manager

Rikaela Rusch - Marketing & Media

Teya Steinberg - Artists Liaison & Accommodation Manager

Caroline Cave - Ticketing & Box Office Manager

Maria Belle Isle - Workshops, Community & Cultural Program Coordinator

Josephine Ellis - Sponsorship Manager, Kids Space Coordinator

Henry Smale - Sustainability Manager

Kali Jade - Operations & Volunteers Coordinator

Aillee McDonnell - Merch Tent Coordinator

Paul Abad - Bamboo Bass producer

Rupert Faust - Chai'n'Vibes, Grounded Permaculture Retreat & Loo Crew

Josh Poland - Cycle Vibe - Hire and Repair Bike Tent

This event wouldn't be possible without all of us working together as a team and putting so much love, sweat and coconuts into building this festival!